South Africa, Kruger

Umlani Bushcamp, Timbavati

From R15,565

Per person sharing


16 December 2023 - 15 December 2024

Travel outside of these dates may be subject to supplements and increases

3 Nights Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 2 games drive per day!

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Umlani Bushcamp, a rustic yet exclusive lodge, accommodates guests in cozy en-suite reed and thatch rondavels. Early morning and evening game drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers offers exceptional game viewing opportunitys. Umlani makes the whole event personalized and specializes in escorted walks into this unspoiled wilderness..  Stay at Umlani Bushcamp and explore the wonders of the Timbavati Game Reserve, a private nature reserve that shares an unfenced border with the legendary Kruger National Park.

The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s greatest tourism draw cards. Home to the Big Five as well as 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species, the Kruger National Park has become South Africa’s ultimate safari destination. This iconic reserve is visited by half a million tourists every year


  • 3 Nights Double Hut

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily

  • Early morning and late afternoon game drives daily

  • All local brand drinks

  • Sundowner local drinks

  • Wi-Fi


  • SA Citizens Conservation levy R220

  • Vehicle Permit R250

  • Blackout dates apply

  • Single supplements apply

  • Flights and Taxes (Ask us - We can arrange this!)

  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Anything not included

  • Tomsa levy per person per night

  • Conservation levy per person

Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani was founded in 1989 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess in the central section of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. In 1993, the fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger were removed to allow for wildlife migration and this pristine wilderness area became known as the Greater Kruger National Park.

Marco and Marie-Louise's wish was to encapsulate their vision of a true African adventure in the very spirit and experience of the camp itself. They wanted the camp to blend in with the environment and as a result, the entire bush camp is built from natural materials in a traditional African style.


Children aged 6 to 15 years pay 50% of the adult rate at Thornybush Game Lodge
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drive (unless private vehicle is booked, subject to availability)

Camp Activities

Umlani is renowned for our outstanding rangers and trackers, who will not only find you the game, but will also introduce you to the wealth of flora, fauna, bird life and cultural heritage of the region.

We advise you plan carefully so you do not miss out on the Umlani game drives and bush walks, but rather take part in these out side activities upon arriving or leaving Umlani, or if your stay is longer than three nights.


With 13 varied habitats, the Kruger National Park is home to one of the largest concentrations of birdlife and game species in Africa. Birding in this area, which includes the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and Umlani, is just spectacular and a major draw card for all eco-tourists as it is reputed as being the finest birding location in Southern Africa. There are over 500 species in the Greater Kruger National Park including numerous large raptor species.


Umlani offers a wide array of facilities for our guests comfort and enjoyment of their stay. Beside our twice-a-day game drive excursions, our camp provides a tranquil environment for you to relax and rewind in a beautiful natural low - veld experience. Below details the camps facilities for guests to enjoy during the day at our camp.

Umlani gift shop for all your Umlani souvenirs
Traditional African boma/dining room serving award winning meals
Baby sitting and laundry services can be arranged by camp management
Pick up and drop off airport services
Pristine pool to cool you down on hot days
Bush bar and deck overlooking the nearby waterhole
Exclusive tree house 1.5 kms away from camp for bush sleepouts

  • Conditions and validities apply.

  • This offer is subject to availability

  • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations

  • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential

  • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified

  • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted

  • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business

  • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply

  • Children 2 - 5 years are not permitted on game drives (unless private vehicle is booked, subject to availability)

  • This offer is open to South African Residents only


  • Why we like it

    Affordable family Big Five Bush experience in the famous Timbavati Game Reserve - just 1hr10 min transfer from Hoedspruit Airport.
    Umlani Bushcamp is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, within the Kruger National Park South Africa.